Assets Coming Together for Youth: Linking Research, Policy and Action for Positive Youth Development


Project Summary:

The Assets Coming Together for Youth Project (2009 – 2014) is a community-university research alliance that is focused on developing a comprehensive youth strategy that will outline how urban communities like the Jane-Finch community can build assets for youth.

Project Description:

The Assets Coming Together for Youth Project is a 5-year project (2009-2014) community-university research alliance funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project brings together a multi-sectoral alliance of community stakeholders; an interdisciplinary network of scholars; and youth to undertake a programme of applied research, capacity building, knowledge transfer and evaluation that is focused on youth in ‘marginalized’ urban communities using as a case study the Jane-Finch community. ACT for Youth is exploring five research questions managed by five Research Theme Working Groups. Each Research Theme’s activities involve the collection of original data using mixed-methods such as survey, in-depth interviews, ethnographic focus groups and arts-based approaches as well as analysis of relevant secondary data sets. Each Research Theme is co-chaired by a university and community researcher and includes university and community researchers and youth working together in all aspects of the research process.

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Funded

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Principal Investigator

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2009
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2014

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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2009

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